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by Jikes (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Monday December 13, @11:40AM EST (#40)
The final destruction of what used to be a charming little OS scene arrived today, Monday, December 13, 1999.
Linuxtoday is spewing forth "me-use-linux-too-IPO-open-sore-Linus-open-ebiz-ASP-solutions" press releases from every backwater, buzzless Joe Q. Corp with a hotmail account...
OS figureheads are being courted for interviews with a veracity that is
usually reserved only for pathological child molesters and internet CEOs, and
Forty thousand "Embedded Internet eSolution Firewall Privacy Biz Remote" solutions are being deeply discounted to the five people who care enough to add one more yeahd00ditssecure.pl script to their boxes...
2-bit players are buying half-bit companies without a dime to their names just to get at the word linux in their press releases...
Bah. BAH I say! Linux was a vast playground of toys, a wonderfully mutable fantasyland of things that no copy of Windows could ever provide... A fluid organic collection of a hundred thousand objects and programs and hassles and incompatibilities and treasures and scripts and files and devices that gave you free reign to do whatever, wherever, whenever, and however with your machine, as long as you had no life and lots of free time.
Now it is a buzzword, even though not one line of code in the vast tapestry of open source stuff has changed as a result.
The solution is simple: Someone grab all the domains that have anything to do with BSD, lock down the ftp servers, fork and encrypt the CVS trees, destroy the furtive press releases, hide your stuffed daemons in the attic, wipe the sites, and RUN like the wind!
By the time Wall Street finds us, the Purple Kool-Aid Project should be out of beta...
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